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. just leave them alone. i'm larry kudlow. we'll be right back. >>> big story today. obama care contraception and religious freedom. did anything change today when the new regulations were published by the health and human services department? some religious groups are saying there's still no real opt-out for religious groups, catholic churches, and the rest. joining us now we bring in our cnbc contributors. you've seen jimmy pethokoukis this evening. we bring in keith boykin and w.o.r. radio host mark simone. i just want to play with this story a little bit. what they've done -- i'm going to start with you, mark simone. what the new regs have done is they've expanded the definition of religious institution that's are supposedly exempt. from churches to religious schools, hospitals, and charities. doesn't have to be catholic. could be anybody. but they have expanded the definition. but as i understand it, employees can go and get contraception, including the pill after, by going to the insurance company that is used by the institution. and the institution, which is self-insured
and public servants. >> right up there with defense. that is one of the big ideas of the obama presidency, right? essentially, reorienting how america deals with the world away from the u.s. military and toward u.s. diplomacy. to upscale our soft power capacity as a country so we have more options beyond just the option of force. this president did a lot to advance that idea simply by putting somebody as high profile as hillary clinton in the job of america's head diplomat. but the overall goal of upscaling state, upscaling diplomacy and development so they are right up there with defense, like she said today, that is widely regarded as a goal that is not yet realized. secretary clinton alluded to that fact today when she said she now plans to become an advocate for that cause from the outside. it is, frankly, easy to imagine that as the core for her return to public life and politics for hillary clinton at some point, but we shall see. the secretary also reflected today on how she is really leaving public life for the first time in a very long time. and she suggested that that might make
secretary, right? well, today, four years later at the start of the second term of the obama administration it was a similar scene for hillary clinton as she said goodbye to the same state department employees from almost the same spot where they welcomed her four years ago. >> now it's my great honor to introduce one last time the 67th secretary of state of the united states of america, hillary rodham clinton. [ cheering and applause ] >> oh. >> secretary clinton still greeted like a rock star today at the agency she has led for the past four years. hillary clinton, of course, is not just somebody who came in a very close second to barack obama in trying to win the democratic party's presidential nomination, who then got a high-ranking cabinet post as a consolation prize. no, hillary clinton is really her own thing. her career in public life, in public office is unlike anybody else in american history. she went from being an accomplished lawyer in her early career to being the first lady of arkansas. she then became a very high profile first lady of the united states for her husband's two
behind it. >> reporter: lester, good evening. the gun debate took a detour this week when president obama said he likes to shoot skeet at camp david. gun rights advocates called for proof and today the white house provided it. it's not a picture you see every day, and it's several months old, but white house press secretary jay carney felt the need to release this photo on twitter today. >> finally? they finally dug up some evidence? >> it's an image of president obama shooting skeet at camp david on his birthday back in august. all this after an interview published sunday in which the new republic asked the president, have you ever fired a gun? mr. obama responded, yes, in fact, up at camp david, we do skeet shooting all the time. and i have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations. comedians pounced. >> you can barely hear yourself think over all the shooting of skeet. >> reporter: and some gun rights advocates accused the president of deception while campaigning for stiffer gun control laws. republican congresswoman marsha blackbu
's right. actual footage. president obama skeet shooting at the white house. look at this. >> pull. >> the president first mentioned his skeet shooting in an interview he came to the "new republic" magazine he gave about gun restrictions. >> look, i understand where you're coming from, i'm not trying to take away your recreati recreational rifles. >> reporter: today a sad memory for 15-year-old gunned down this week in a random shooting. not clear how often the president goes skeet shooting. the white house hopes by releasing this photo they'll put to rest some of the criticism and turn the debate back on gun control. >> reena thank you. >>> gun violence and gun control will be one of the topics on "this week" when george will have an exclusive interview with harry reid. first thing in the morning, right here, on abc's twooek twooeshg. >>> meantime, a major political scandal in nebraska tonight. the lieutenant governor resigning tonight. a republican married for 29 years, quickly resigned according to the omaha world herald after disclosures he made thousands of inproper phone call
president obama from engaging in these activities. i don't know if they're right or not. the supreme court has never been asked that question. >> one of the main problems here is. is that, you know, when we talk about the legal justifications and legal memos and things like that, we are now in an era where even the government's interpretation of the law becomes something akin to a state secret. that we have to go through legal hurdles to get the government to articulate the legal theory by which they have the justification for doing things. that's a problem in a democracy. that is probably one of the deepest problems in a democracy. >> remember, there are no court cases out there to look at. the lawyers for president obama are speculating about what the law is. the executive branch is supposed to implement and enforce the law. the judicial branch is supposed to tell us what the constitution says. we have been unable to get the judicial branch through, though you're trying mightily to make that happen. so all we have is the president interpreting his own powers and the limits on his own pow
fines up to $1.3 million a day if they don't begin to imli obama care as it stands right now. >> all right. what do you think about that? facebook us, tweet us, whatever you want to do. >> come up on the show, do you think you earned more by living in a union run state? people in right-to-work states are richer. we are going to break it all down for you coming up. >> money money money and then order in the court and we're talking about the judge. he was caught napping on the job. that story is coming up. >> but, first, a look at the 49ers and the ravens. the cheerleaders, we also have some members ever the military standing at attention. all live from new orleans. this is going to be fun on this saturday "fox & friends." [ male announcer ] wouldn't it be cool if we took the nissan altima and reimagined nearly everything in it? gave it greater horsepower and class-leading 38 mpg highway... advanced helights... and zero gravity seats? yeah, that would be cool. introducing the completely reimagined nissan altima. it's our most innovative altima ever. nissan. innovation that excites. now
it right in me. see if i care. give it to me. >> i bet you picked obama for the election. >> actually, i didn't on that one. the thing is i -- on monday i lean towards the 49ers. on tuesday i lean towards the ravens but in this football game i think the baltimore ravens. they seem to be riding a high right now. the teams are evenly matched. i'm leaning towards the baltimore ravens. could well well get down to the kicking game. i'm taking the ravens. >> as we discuss the issue of hard hitting and concussions and president obama saying he wouldn't let his son play football. what are your thoughts on the game, the injuries. where do you stand on that? >> first of all, when you accept the responsibility to play and sign a contract to play this game you understand it is a violent contact game. that going in you know. there is no guise about it or mystery about what the game is about. you will probably be sore. it is probably going to hurt and itle probably affect you the rest of your life. go up to every professional football player today and ask this question, say you understand that this ga
. obama care. the attack on religious intimate tucks. the gun control. how do we make away the right of people to own certain kinds of firearms or own firearms all together. you bet people have in the last several years become increasingly concerned about the intrusion of government into their lives. talk to any american who gets a pay check and their january pay check is smaller than their december pay check. taxes are going up which some people rightly see as an infringement upon their freedom to spend their money as they see fit. >> greta: what do you see as something that's american people or the american government should or should not do on gun control? >> there ought to be reasonable restrictions on felons, people who are mentally disturbed. one of the things that worries me about this is that we seem to pay attention to the people who are not the source of the problem and ignore dealing with the problem. we know this -- cities like chicago with very strict gun control laws don't have less crime than the communities surrounding them and we also know that as ownership of firear
about that plus much more ahead. "on the record" starts right now. >> the obama administration announcing big changes for the birth control coverage for employees of some religious organizations. >> we need to provide preventative services, access to preventative services for all women and that includes contraception and we also needed to respect religious beliefs. >> it would appear to be a dramatic post election reversal by the obama administration on an issue that marked a flash point in the early electoral cycle last year which by most accounts helped the campaign galvanize voters. >> january of 2009. 8.5 million americans have left the labor force. this administration is shrinking the private sector. >> when you look at that number it as pretty low number when you consider $4 trillion. >> oh, yeah. >> the economy to try to get the jobs market going. also when you think about the fact that the jobs council after having a few meetings they decided they didn't need that any more. >> he didn't use them anyway. >> a lot of breaking news this morning on a friday. another u.s. em
. it is groundhog day. let's get to what's happening out there right now. president obama shifting his focus back to the economy. a day after the dow closed above the 14,000 mark for the first time since before the financial crisis. >> we are poised to grow in 2013. and the real signs of progress. home prices are starting to climb again. car sales are at a five-year high. manufacturing is roaring back. our businesses created 2.2 million jobs last year. and we just learned that our economy created more jobs over the last few months than economists originally thought. >> now, former senator scott brown says he will not run on a special senate election in massachusetts. it's a setback. republicans who hope to win the seat vacated by secretary of state john kerry. brown lost hre-election bid to elizabeth warren in november. for more on the response to the milestone week to the dow, let's go to kristen welker at the white house for us. good saturday morning to you. what is the take on the latest economic news, after the rocky start with the negative gdp number? >> good morning, alex. a real mixed bag
have you been living on? 8.5 million people have left the labor force since obama took office. >> we are moving in the right direction. >> our unemployment rate has gone up. president of the naacp admitted that. what we need is for congress and the white house to work together to create policies to create a better america, not create more jobs, not appoint more czars but legislation that will help. >> jamie: do you think if we can't get agreement in washington on these economic issues there is a possibility and maybe the president is thinking this, it could correct itself? >> i think if republicans continue down the road that they've been on we're going to see exactly how they destroyed the economy. look, when they do these types of scenarios and taking us over whatever cliff it is today or tomorrow, what happene lastears, we were market was de. >> harry reid did not offer a budget. >> and five-year high with the stock market closing on friday. >> the democratic leader offered a budget in the last three years. you need to put a proceed says in place and your party has not been a team
good point. we were watching president obama from 2009 stating as president he has a right to take action that he believes will benefit the united states. do you see any benefits out of entering a unilateral dialogue with iran. i know the vice president saying there has to be preconditions in place, but do you see any benefit at this point? >> no, i don't. the president's point happens to be correct but utterly unrelated to the subject of dealing with iran's nuclear weapons. >> kelly: but unrealistic at this time? >> yes, because the iranians see they are close to achieving this objective they've been pursuing for so long. they would like relief from the economic sanctions. the sanctions are having an impact particularly on iran's middle-class. i would point out those are the people who are most opposed to the regime building the nuclear weapons. letting that pass, i think the iranians would love to find some relief. i'm afraid that the obama administration and european friends are inclined to give them some relief under the pretext that we're making progress on solving the nuclear
the washington post which s not exactly a right wing rag were outside of the mainstream to the left of obama and on the fringe of the senate. that was number one. the content of his beliefs. the second is the veracity. this is a guy who said all kinds of things and hailed by those who support him as a man who speaks truth to power. a man who is fareless, who stakes out his ground. all of a sudden where there is a high position dangled before his eyes he recants on just about everything on the weeks leading up to his nomination and in the hearings. on all kinds of issues, the iranian revolutionary guards he recan'ts and recants on the stuff he said about israel. do you believe him today or do you believe him yesterday? now, the third thing which is the most damaging. he just was completely incompetent. he was incomprehensible at times and come meetly out of his depth and clueless on some issues. one exchange which was utterly devastating. he was asked about the administration policy on containment of iran and he answered i support the administration's containment policy. later in the hearing
, the role of our federal government. tom perez, assistant secretary for civil rights, ruslyn lee. she was also nominated by president obama to serve in her role as assistant secretary of education for civil rights and she was confirmed by the senate in may of 2009. as assistant secretary, ruslyn is assistant secretary arnie's duncan's primary advisor. before she joined the department of education she was vice president of the education trust in washington, dc and was the founding executive of education trust west in oakland. in these positions she advocated for public school students in california, focusing on achievement and opportunity gaps, improving can urriculum and instructional quality and ensuring quality education for everybody. she served as an advisor on education issues on a number of private ipbs institutions, she is a teacher, a lawyer, and a very influential voice on all policy matters. she was also passionate about ending this issue of bullying and bringing everyone together to stop this disturbing trend so please welcome assistant secretary for civil rights, rus
and sergeant joe matthews. let's hope jimmy lee dykes a watching right now and takes q4 advice. we this week may go down as one of the worst weeks of the obama presidency all thanks to three straight days of dismal economic news and guess what the president did smack in the middle of the economic storm? shut down his jobs council. later a top obama advisor slams secretary of defense nominee chuck hagel. find out what colorful language a white house insider is using to dehe scribe the former senator when we come right back. the boys use capital one venture miles for their annual football trip. that's double miles you can actually use. tragically, their ddy got sacked by blackouts. but it's our tradition! that's roughing the card holder. but with the capital one venture card you get double miles you can actually use. [ cheering ] any flight, anytime. the scoreboard doesn't lie. what's in your wallet? hut! i have me on my fantasy team. what's in your wallet? hut! all stations come over to mithis is for real this time. step seven point two one two. rify and lock. command is locked. five seconds.
are coming legally. >> paul: that is part of the border security solution. all right. thank you. remember those fat cat bankers, president obama blamed for the financial meltdown. one of them is about to be treasury-secretary. when we come back. we'll take a look at jack lew's time at citibank. details might surprise you. s co. [ male announcer ] truth is theraflu doesn't treat your cough. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a cough suppressant. great. [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus severe cold and flu fights your worst flu symptoms, plus that cough with a fast acting cough suppressant. [ sighs ] thanks!... [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus. ♪ oh what a relief it is! ♪ [ male announcer ] to learn more about the cold truth and save $1 visit alka-seltzer on facebook. you name it...i've hooked it. but there's one... one that's always eluded me. thought i had it in the blizzard of '93. ha! never even came close. sometimes, i actually think it's mocking me. [ engine revs ] what?! quattro!!!!! olaf gets great rewards fo
it forward to dock people's pay. this is it appealed right now and to be fair flies in the face of the presidents established by are the courts. as long as president obama has them working they should get paid for the work. >> but the courts have the final say, not the president, correct? >> that is separation . power. we are missing the bigger problem here in that the federal government does too much. there is it no incent itch for president obama to recess appoint and no incentive for republicans to block them if we didn't have the federal governmenting itself in what is employee. >> and i think the pay should be cut. this is the nlrb and federal workers are unionized my god. republicans are angry they are treated as voting memberings. recess appointments were unconstitutional . this is not washington d.c. drict of caracus. it is unconstitutional and they don't get paid. >> rich, the idea used to be that we were a voluntarily government and what the founteding fathers had in mind. this is it a board. this is not something that is supposed to be a paid position to begin with is
. the obama administration sat on it for a long time and it just came out right after the new year. >> i wonder about water and drought in naples, fla. or something and how that affects farming. >> we're in real trouble with water from climate change and it is affecting farmers. florida is a good example where water is going to miami but it has been going to grow sugar for a long time because sugar is something that got protected under the reagan administration and we really shouldn't be growing sugarcane in florida so it is affecting farmers in areas like the midwest, parts of the midwest that had such tremendous drought this year. we will lose a lot of farms because people won't be able to make their mortgage payments. the challenge with climate change is tremendous. that is why it is so important to start fighting for these policies so we have a more regional food system where farmers have the ability to get into markets where they can't get into today because farmers have to have some place to sell their crops and even sell the animals they want to raise. you were next. >> going back
not been forthcoming. we're coming right ba lou: is president obama backtracking, compromising, retreating? we will find out. the obama administration today announced it is easing its controversial contraception mandate that has triggered dozens upon dozens of lawsuits by those who say it violates their religious freedom. fox news chief london correspondent james rosenbaum with the changes and why some critics say they don't go nearly far enough. >> under the new rules proposed by health and human services secretary, a nonprofit religious employers will be able to opt out of the obamacare mandate for the provision of the mill contraceptives through their health care plan. instead, the insurers will be required to provide coverage, which include standard birth control and items like the morning after pill. the white house said the modifications the president obama's overarching goals. >> we had to ensure that women have access to preventive services like contraception and that the policy also respects religious beliefs. >> the catholic league hailed the announcement as a sign of
on the line when he interviews president obama. if i p the interview last week s any indication, we're more likely to see a lead in to the the super rather than bowl. >> how would you t characterize your relationship right now? what do you think the biggest success has been, foreign police success of the first term? has she had much influence? i spent time with both of you in the 2008 campaign. that was a very tough, bitter race and i'm going to spare you reading some of the things you said about each other during that campaign. [ laughter ] a but how lo did it take you to get over that? >> so what questions will pelley ask the president and whatn questions should he ask the president? will it be, mr. president, what's your favorite salty snack or will it be, mr. president, 7.9%d unemployment and record number of people on food stamps. how are you going to fix that? b will it be mr. president, gas prices fromce baltimore to san francisco are ripping a hole through my wallet. what you going to do? let's bring it around the table. ladies first. bob? i'm kidding! >> i think we should ask him a
going to dump these health insurance plans all together. >> you're right. >> so my point is we have -- >> the obama administration is against them. and the obama administration has said no. >> you know, there is a board narrative here going on and that is that finally, the chickens are coming home to roost on president obama's varied economic policy. most people thought they voted for obama if you made less than $250,000 a year because you weren't going to get your taxes increased. guess what? you got a big fat tax increase. >> ben, go ahead. >> the worst thing that could have possibly happened in this country is to lose the constitution. that's worst than having these people covered by medicaid instead of by oak obamacare. losing the constitution is the crisis. >> we're not there yet. >> gary k, you know what? you have been staunchly opposed to this from the very beginning. i read your work. the unions are now, everyone is included. do you think this is where ben's right, that we're going in this direction, that we're going to lose the constitution? >> i don't know if you lose it w
have made. >> jon: let me read you something. most americans are cheering for them, meaning the obama and clinton and most americans wanted a softball interview. we have thus passed an important important tal. democrats are the regular guys, and conservatives are the weirdos. >> i think that is right. think if you were to check with people, they didn't think it was the moment to put the president and mrs. clinton on the grill with regard to foreign policy. they know what those people stand for. it is striking that the questions were softball. it was a love fest. i don't have any question about that. i will say this. news management in washington is do for everybody. i think back with mike with president reagan and the idea that they are not going to get answers to certain questions, with politicians, that is what they want. >> jon: we know you served as press spokesman, would 60 minutes have done that kind of interview with any of your bosses? >> no way. here is the missed opportunity. when you have the president of united states and secretary of state you have to corner them. you hav
that same position, argued it persuasively, and then -- and dick lugar, joe biden, and right through john kerry, the secretary of state. this.be very blunt about barack obama had taken that position. the reality was, they saw it as another backdoor attempt -- and jim webb put it on the record. another attempt at the administration of george h.w. bush and donald rumsfeld, and dick cheney to say we now have a reason to go to war. that was the first time that we have ever single out any entity in any other country as a terrorist organization, a part of the government. we have to single them out. >> one-third of the senate voted for that position. >> let me ask you, it is the irg a terrorist organization or not? >> do not know if they are a terrorist organization. >> let him finish the answer. >> i do know this, what it was politically and realistically, was it an attempt to give more strength to an administration that had taken us into a war, which has been a disaster, which has left the united states even more isolated in the world, and has strengthened iran? because of the invasion and occ
months later, obama was saying the same thing. >> the difference is, america owes itself, right? when you look at who owns our debt, we own our debt. >> yeah. some of it is overseas. the main thing is that the debt's in dollars. we can't run out of cash. we print the stuff. >> right. >> and greece, the crucial thing is not so much that the debt is owned by non-greece as that the debt is in euros. that gives them way less flexibility. if you take a country like us, to me it's even hard to tell the story. you say, you know, supposed that we have a run on -- supposed that foreigners decide we're not reliable. how does that drive up interest rates? the fed controls short-term interest rates. long-term interest rates reflect expected short rates. how is that supposed to happen? the answer is actually it's not an easy story to tell. >> economics, news, politics. right now washington is run by politics. so they are in a budget-cutting mode. they are in a spending, cutting spending mode. how do they do that and not hurt the economy? >> well -- >> they're going do it, right? >> big spending cuts i
this now? >> president obama says he supports the rights of hunters and sportsmen in the second amendment. now we have visual proof that he has also shot a gun. so that does perhaps bolster his case. also this has become a small distraction. there's a lot going on, obviously, in washington. but this issue, skeatgate, if you will, has continued to come up. >> come on. >> let's not go there, right? but has continued to come up. jay carney's gotten a lot of questions about it this week. the white house didn't put out any details with this photo. so for people who have questions they will probably still have questions. >> right. >> for the white house this allows them to seau asked for a picture. here's a picture. now can we get back to the things that we actually want the american people to know about. >> we should make sure that everyone knows, this is at a shooting range that's at camp david. last summer in august. there you have it. andy, i want to switch gears here. this new republic article today that's titled "goodbye to the scott brown era. the blue state tea party was short and traum
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